Chicago Ideas Week 2019 | BODHI IN CHICAGO

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Lola and The Twilite Tone partner with Chicago Ideas to jumpstart an exciting, experiential Lab that dives into the history and impact of Chicago on an iconic American art form: HIP-HOP.

Holy Ground: How the Spirit of Chicago Shaped Hip-Hop

Chicago, 1992. An underground revolution in Chicago, ready to burst into broad public consciousness. A budding producing icon, a young girl ready to have her eyes opened. A spark, an album, a world changed. With the release of Can I Borrow a Dollar? in 1992, Chicago’s hip-hop scene emerged on the world stage, shaped indelibly by Grammy-winning producer, The Twilite Tone, whose collaborations with Kanye West, the Gorillaz, and Kendrick Lamar continue to shift the hip-hop landscape today. At that same time, Lola Wright found a sacred truth serum at hip-hop venues like LitX, Alcatraz and Red Dog as a local teenager, an experience in community bonding that influences her spiritual guidance with the Bodhi Spiritual Center today. The places where hip-hop was made, shared, and experienced changed the form of the genre — and the people whose lives it touched. Undoubtedly, space—Chicago—was more than a studio or a club or a venue. It was a spirit. To explore this story, Chicago Ideas is bringing together these two visionaries and thought-leaders for an exciting, experiential Lab diving into the history and impact of Chicago on an iconic American art form: hip-hop.
PATRON GALLERY
PATRON is a contemporary art gallery in Chicago founded in collaboration by Julia Fischbach and Emanuel Aguilar. PATRON is founded on the defining characteristics of a patron of the arts, that is, a person chosen, named or honored as a special guardian, protector or supporter. With this foundation set as a cornerstone, the gallery hopes to open new and traditional avenues of helping audiences of patrons from all walks of life engage and find access to contemporary art.
MYRA GREENE
Greene uses a diverse photographic practice to explore representations of race. In the most recent body of work, Undertone, the artist returned to the creation of ambrotypes, this time utilizing stained glass as support. The images are utterly transformed by the different colors of the glass itself, and vary according to the color they are set against. This series touches upon themes central in other works as well: the shifting, unstable nature of photography and how our understanding of color is completely dependent on its context, both literally and in terms of race. Greene is also introducing a new body of work that uses textiles as a material and pattern to explore her own relationship to culture.
with Lola Wright and The Twilite Tone
Friday, May 10
6p
Patron Gallery, 673 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago

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About Bodhi

Bodhi is a non-religious spiritual community in Chicago, IL. We awaken individuals to live their inherent power and purpose. Through unconditional love, creativity and conscious community, we reveal Oneness in service of the people of Chicago and beyond.

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